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The Peacekeeper (1997)

 -  Action  -  22 August 1997 (Italy)
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When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Major Frank Cross
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Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy
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Lt. Colonel Northrop
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President Robert Baker
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Hettinger
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McGarry
Martin Neufeld ...
Decker
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Jane
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Nelson
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Holbrook
Chip Chuipka ...
Davis
Roc LaFortune ...
Abbott
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Robinson
Phil Chiu ...
Kong
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Secretary of Defense
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United States air force Major Frank Cross is in trouble with the "brass" again. This time he's made an unauthorized humanitarian relief flight ... dropping sacks of rice to starving Kurds. To the press, he's a hero. The Pentagon would like to court martial him, but can't because the President wants the highly photogenic media hero by his side--at least until after the next election. So Cross has a new assignment. He's to carry the "black bag"-- the President's high-tech briefcase containing the "go codes" and communications computer for launching America's nuclear ICBM arsenal in case of national emergency. It should be a piece of cake, but... On his first day on the job, a team of mercenaries steal the briefcase and drop Cross off a tenth floor balcony. Miraculously, he not only survives, but pursues the terrorists in a hijacked taxi. The ensuing car chase careens through the alleyways and streets of Chicago, up the ramps of a parking garage and then, unexpectedly, continues over the... Written by anonymous

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Mass destruction just met its match.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1997 (Italy)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The two sets of target coordinates are N 43.96253 W 103.37880, which is near the small town of Rockerville, roughly halfway between Rapid City and Mount Rushmore; and N 38.90505 W 77.01616, which is a mile from both the Capitol and White House. See more »

Quotes

President Robert Baker: Who is this?
Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy: I don't know, Bob. When do you die, do you keep your old name?
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Not bad for a B movie
15 April 2001 | by (somewhere in Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie surprised me. I usually shy away from any movie Dolph Lungdren is in, especially in the last few years. But, for some unknown reason, this movie interested me because the video box didn't give away too much of the plot and I was actually expecting an action thriller, not a Die Hard clone. As I said this movie was impressive in the way the plot was executed (except at the end, but I won't give that away) and the action sequences, although there weren't many of them, were filmed quite well. A stand out scene I guess is a car chase scene involving rooftops! (I'll say no more, its quite original). As well as that, Dolph gets some funny one-liners scattered at random throughout the movie. Not academy award winning material but worth a rental for the sheer entertainment value alone. 7/10


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